Otto Kauppinen is my Grandfather, and he and his wife, Rosa Alina (Kotilainen) Kauppinen will be the starting point for the family tree we are developing, because it was their coming to the United States and marrying that established our family here in North America. The following information regarding Otto Kauppinen is known to us at this date:
Name: OTTO KAUPPINEN:
Birthplace: Otto Kauppinen was born in Pihtipudas, Finland, (16 Kauppila).
Birth Date: October 4, 1871
Died: Died in Ravenna, Ohio, and was buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Ravenna, Ohio, on April 8, 1906, in Grave 830 in Section 17.
Marriage: Married Roosa Aliina Kotilainen on June 23, 1892, in the Township of Ashtabula Harbor, Ohio (Roosa was born in Kivijarvi, Finland, on April 25, 1875).
Departure from Finland/Arrival in the United States/Declaration of Intention/Citizenship: On Thursday, July 26, 2007, on microfilm record at the Geneva Public Library, Geneva, Ohio, I found Otto Kauppinen's "Declaration of Intent" and established that he departed Hango, Finland "on the 7th day of May, 1890", and "arrived at New York on the 3rd day of June, 1890". Further I found that Otto Kauppinen was "admitted a Citizen of the United States" on the 26th day of October, 1896".
Posted by: Allan George Kaupinen --------------------------
Date posted: Wednesday, March 17, 2010-------------------